Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
ESPN.com now reporting that the guy who is now a witness for MLB tried to get money from A-Rod for his legal fees before he agreed to co operate.
A-Rod reportedly said no and that's when he decided to testify.
Sounds like the Spira / Steinbrenner extorsion situation from the late 80's /early 90's.
It would seem to me, they have to have more than just this guy's testimony. They know it will be taken with a grain of salt.First off, this story is a black eye to the game, just coming out.
Secondly, if they wind up not having the material to actually suspend these guys, it will all be for naught, they will look like fools and it still will appear everyone is cheating. They would be far better off just making this go away quietly.
Of course that is just what makes most sense to me. Whether it makes sense to MLB is beyond me.